S.E.M. Ishida is both a storyteller and a technical communicator. Birds of the Air started as a high school English assignment to write a fable. After graduating with a B.A. in humanities and an M.S. in technical communication, Ishida didn’t stop writing even after the school assignments stopped coming. Her other books are Nick Newton Is Not a Genius and Nick Newton: The Highest Bidder, both published by JourneyForth. Ishida enjoys experiencing stories in various forms, including books, films, and games.